Stottle Winery 2011 Sugarloaf Vineyard Tempranillo, Yakima Valley, $29

By on March 31, 2014

stottle-winery-sugarloaf-vineyard-tempranillo-2011-labelJoe Hattrup’s Sugarloaf and Elephant Mountain vineyard sites serve as ideal sources for boutique wineries looking for award-winning wines made from varieties not-so-standard in Washington state. Aromas of dark blackberry, plum, black currant and dusty cherry include barrel notes of shaved coconut. Its style as a drink provides more richness than often is found with New World examples of this Iberian grape, offering pomegranate, Montmorency cherry and rhubarb jam on the back end as the focus is on acidity rather than tannins. The wine by this South Sound Wine Trail member received a silver medal at the 2014 Capital Food & Wine Festival Wine Competition.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 115 cases

Alcohol: 13.8%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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